Monday, May 4, 2015

THEATRE | The Way We Get By

On my last day at my internship with NY1, I checked out a press preview of The Way We Get By, a new off-Broadway play starring Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfried.

The story follows two main characters, Doug and Beth, after a drunken wedding reception. The awkwardness of "the morning after" right up on stage for your enjoyment, sounds pretty great doesn't it?

We even shared some laughs.

The two of them are incredibly sweet and have such chemistry. I'm excited to see them on stage together!

More info on the play HERE.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MY LIFE | A pretty awesome April

Every week living here in NYC seriously goes by so fast. I can't believe April is already over. From school and film shoots to getting grillz and eating so much food, this month was full of pleasant surprises. Take a look:

 I got to try out my teaching chops! I was invited to guest lecture at a marketing/branding class for high school students through NYU's School of Professional Studies. 

LEFT: Discovered a new speakeasy on campus: Old Rabbit Club | RIGHT: National Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park

 Smorgasburg! Full post HERE

 Got to help out with a shoot with NY1 for a wedding special on wedding cakes - Madison Lee's Cakes are seriously SO stunning.

 Street art spottings

 Fun shoot with NY1 for Tartan Week! Full post HERE

 And the award for cutest couple goes to David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris. They did some press interviews at the opening night of It Shoulda Been You on Broadway.

 Checked out a photography exhibit on surveillance. Interesting.
 Probably the highlight of April: I got my own set of grillz. Yeah, that happened. Full post HERE

 Shake Shack, that's all.

 Got to attend the Shorty Awards for the first time! Full post HERE

LEFT: A panel on multimedia journalism ft. Vox | RIGHT: The flowers in the city are the loveliest
 Discovered a new foodie hotspot: Streets BK- amazing food and plus, a blackberry lemonade that comes in a hipster sippy cup.

 Saw the guys of Monty Python IRL at the Tribeca Film Festival. Yes, they are hilarious.

 LEFT: A new hotdog spot opened up near campus: Bark #YUM | RIGHT: A stacking chairs game, perfect for Brooklyn BBQs with pals

 LEFT: A fun OOTD | RIGHT: My life summed up: evening strolls with donuts

Had a fun little show in class called the F Stop. It never aired, but oh well, it was a fun experience!

Can't wait to see what's in store for next month...
- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Monday, April 27, 2015


Heads up Toronto! This weekend, head over to 99 Sudbury St. for a shopping event that supports Canadian designers - 80 of them! I love the concept of INLAND because there's so much cool stuff coming out of Canada, everyone needs to show them some love.

I've rounded up some of my top picks from some pretty awesome companies - check it out:

Rose Gold Kaleidoscope Case For iPhone 6 $40

I wish I was in Toronto to join in on all the fun, but let me know how it goes! 
Hours: Sat 12-9 | Sun 12-6
$5 cash at the door (kids under 12 are free)

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Sunday, April 26, 2015

EVENT | New York TechDay 2015

NY TechDay was bumpin'.

I arrived around noon and the line was insane (see photo above). I attended the fourth annual event at Pier 92 in Manhattan to produce a video for a class at NYU, so I was in and out pretty quick - I wish I could've stayed longer though because it was jam-packed. I was definitely overwhelmed by the amount of start-ups and the amount of cool people to talk to.

Here's my recap:
New York TechDay 2015 from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

For more info on NY TechDay:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The comeback of grillz

I've always had a thing for grillz. Don't ask me why, but it's just been a thing. You may remember, this was me from Halloween:

So naturally, I wanted to explore the grillz culture here in New York City. I did a project on it for a class at NYU and here's how it turned out:

The comeback of grillz from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

And yes, I finally got my own set of *real* grillz.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, April 24, 2015

EVENT | 7th Annual Shorty Awards

I got to attend this year's Shorty Awards and it was unlike any other event I've ever been to. The Shorty Awards honors the best people and organizations on social media in a huge variety of categories, from best Viners and YouTube musicians to favorite bloggers and activists. It was so cool to be surrounded by so many fellow social media addicts, especially ones who I've been following for so long.

The show was hosted by SNL funny gal Rachel Dratch and featured lots of presenters, including Kevin Jonas, Tyler Oakley, Bella Thorne and even Bill Nye. Highlight of the night, Bill Nye dancing on stage.

Here are just a few of the night's big winners:
Comedian: Hannibal Buress
Journalist: Wesley Lowery
Snapchatter: Jerome Jarre
Teen Hero: Malala Fund
Vine Comedian presented by HBO's Silicon Valley: Brandon Bowen
Podcast: Serial
DIY: Bethany Mota
Vine Musician: Shawn Mendes
YouTube Comedian: Jenna Marbles
Emoji: Poop face
For full list of winners, click HERE.

At the end of the show, the entire audience got to go home with selfie sticks! Rachel Dratch was like the Shorty Awards version of Oprah. You get a selfie stick, you get a selfie stick!

Check out some of my pics from behind-the-scenes:

 Press/photo area

 Shorty Awards cupcakes by Baked By Melissa

 Winning emoji: Poop face

 Selfie with actress Bella Thorne

 Met my fave Master Chef Jr, Logan Guleff

Also, just for kicks, one of my fave Vines, from winner Brandon Bowen:

Until next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28